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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1938 in Detroit, Michigan


Illinois Connection

Van Walleghen lived in the Champaign area. He is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Van Walleghen is a poet. He began his academic career at Wichita State University. He was also a Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the first Creative Writing director of the MFA program created there in 2003. Now, he is a professor emeritus. His poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, Southern Review, and other highly respected journals.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- "More Trouble with the Obvious"

-- *Lamont Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets, 1981


-- "Other Awards and Recognitions"

-- *Borestone Mountain Poetry Award

-- *Pushcart Prize

-- *2 Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts